Take note: Just as the human ability to grip and manipulate objects is central to our species' success, so too are gripping robotics advancing machinery capabilities. Here, we review gripper history and detail the latest developments.
Those whiz kids at Darpa are at it again. This time they want to use technology to let soldiers carry up to 220 lb in backpacks over all types of terrain,terrain vehicles can't get through, and for extended lengths of time.
Non-Cartesian actuators are improving applications where they weren't even feasible before. Full definition of their dynamics and kinematics helps designers extract maximum performance from these systems.